Following along with the reboots and renewed woke-ness we've been seeing across television networks, Charmed will be making a feminist comeback on the CW for the 2018-2019 season.
In the buzzword-heavy series description, the CW explains the show as a "fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch's work is never done." You had me at "supernatural demons" and "patriarchy."
Charmed originally ran from 1998 until 2006 on the WB (now the CW) and starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan. The story was centered around three sisters fighting evil with witchcraft, known as the Charmed Ones. Its reboot, written by Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin of Jane the Virgin, will take place in present day.
As much as we'd love to see the now-feminist-icon Rose McGowan on screen, she recently admitted that the only reason she agreed to be cast on Charmed was so that she would have "a foothold" when news about Harvey Weinstein came to surface, so "people would pay attention in every region across the globe." With this stance and her upcoming E! docu-series, her appearance on the reboot is doubtful. It's an ironic shame— what's present-day feminism without its celebrity spokesperson?